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(Nature)   AI detects thousands of viruses previously unknown to anyone but your mom's pathologist   ( nature.com) divider line
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2018-03-21 03:11:03 PM  
Most viruses can't be grown in labs?!
Excuse me, but movies have shown me otherwise.
 
2018-03-21 04:25:47 PM  
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2018-03-21 05:54:19 PM  
Great. Give it ideas, why not?
 
2018-03-21 05:59:54 PM  
Outbreak II: The Sickening
 
2018-03-21 06:54:45 PM  
What if machine learning made a discovery about humanity and it was a disturbing one? Would the people in charge of it share the info?

What if, for instance, it found some kind of previously undetectable psychic link between members of a life form that meant that life form had a hive mind although each life form thought it was operating independently? What if it found there was no free will and could prove it by predicting human behavior? Suppress that discovery or share it and let the chips fall where they may?
 
2018-03-21 07:19:47 PM  
This is the problem when you let your machine learning algorithms scope too wide. *Fools*
 
2018-03-21 07:34:21 PM  
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2018-03-21 07:54:09 PM  

Birnone: What if machine learning made a discovery about humanity and it was a disturbing one? Would the people in charge of it share the info?

What if, for instance, it found some kind of previously undetectable psychic link between members of a life form that meant that life form had a hive mind although each life form thought it was operating independently? What if it found there was no free will and could prove it by predicting human behavior? Suppress that discovery or share it and let the chips fall where they may?


That was one of the better Dr.Who episodes.
 
2018-03-21 10:05:44 PM  

lindalouwho: Most viruses can't be grown in labs?!
Excuse me, but movies have shown me otherwise.


Most viruses don't have movies about them
/Viri?
 
2018-03-21 10:09:14 PM  
björk: virus
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2018-03-21 10:09:53 PM  
I would have gone with Subby's mom's gynecologist instead of pathologist.  That would have been much funnier.
 
2018-03-21 10:16:27 PM  

LewDux: lindalouwho: Most viruses can't be grown in labs?!
Excuse me, but movies have shown me otherwise.

Most viruses don't have movies about them
/Viri?


Way to flatten a joke, Lew.

/ not viri
 
2018-03-21 10:29:45 PM  

lindalouwho: Most viruses can't be grown in labs?!
Excuse me, but movies have shown me otherwise.


The Mrs does work with HIV. She talks rehuarly about the kind of lab and the protocols needed to protect the HIV from people. Virii are pretty fragile.
 
2018-03-21 10:38:11 PM  

GodComplex: lindalouwho: Most viruses can't be grown in labs?!
Excuse me, but movies have shown me otherwise.

The Mrs does work with HIV. She talks rehuarly about the kind of lab and the protocols needed to protect the HIV from people. Virii are pretty fragile.


It's those bacteria you have to watch out for, some are outrageously hardy.
I'm especially looking at you, cdiff, laughing at bleach and living on surfaces for months.
 
2018-03-21 10:51:26 PM  

Cndn Bacon: I would have gone with Subby's mom's gynecologist instead of pathologist.  That would have been much funnier.


It would have. But we pathologists really get a Fark headline mention so I'll take it.

/not submitter
//but we do look at a lot of gross stuff
///like you mom
 
2018-03-22 12:10:22 AM  

lindalouwho: GodComplex: lindalouwho: Most viruses can't be grown in labs?!
Excuse me, but movies have shown me otherwise.

The Mrs does work with HIV. She talks rehuarly about the kind of lab and the protocols needed to protect the HIV from people. Virii are pretty fragile.

It's those bacteria you have to watch out for, some are outrageously hardy.
I'm especially looking at you, cdiff, laughing at bleach and living on surfaces for months.


Both my kids have C.F. C-diff is one of our biggest nightmares.
 
2018-03-22 12:29:38 AM  

lindalouwho: LewDux: lindalouwho: Most viruses can't be grown in labs?!
Excuse me, but movies have shown me otherwise.

Most viruses don't have movies about them
/Viri?

Way to flatten a joke, Lew.

/ not viri


Vira, viri, virii are acceptable, but depreciated.

/deprecated?

Someone please cue the old Brian Regan bit
 
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